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Need Exchange Powershell script

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Need a powershell script that would add a user to the managed by  list to all groups that have a current managed by user set. (Yes groups that already have a managed by user).

Thanks in advance!

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Question by:Gary Dewrell
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by:Chris Dent
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ManagedBy is not a list, it's a single entry. Do you want to overwrite the entry? Or do you only need to give them rights to modify membership?

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by:Gary Dewrell
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Hey Chris I am able to add multiple people to the Managed by properties within the GUI.

But it may not be needed let me explain the issue I am trying to solve.

On almost all of my Distribution Groups the Membership Approval settings are grayed out. The only fix i have found is to either:
1. Delete the currnet managed by user and readd it.
2. Add a second managed by user and then remove it.

So the goal is to make some change so that the Membership Approval section starts working.  
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by:Chris Dent
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Sorry I missed Exchange 2010. It's possible they've changed it, but everything prior to that certainly has managedBy as a single user. You can work around that by adding permission to write the member attribute on the group, but that's not quite the same as approval settings.

Chris
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by:Gary Dewrell
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Correct that is why I thought add myself as a Managed by member and then removing it may fix the problem since that is what fixes the problem in the GUI>
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I found that modifing any parameter resulted in the Membership Approval settings being corrected. I wrote this script.
$count = 0
get-distributiongroup | where-object {$_.Managedby} | foreach-object {
$count += 1
write-host "$_.Alias"
set-distributiongroup -identity $_.Alias -CustomAttribute15 ""
}
Write-host "Total changed $count"

This resolved my issue.
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by:Gary Dewrell
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Fixed my on problem See last post for details.
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